Thursday, March 11, 2010
"The Lord is a WARRIOR, the Lord is his name." Exodus 15:3
As many of my readers know, I became a published Christian author in August 2006, when my book, A Warrior Culture was released. That was a huge turning point in my Christian life, because I put pen to paper and wrote what God had given me. I didn't do it to get rich, gain fame, or make Oprah's book club. I did it for every man on Earth to take and use to grow stronger as a man of God, and surround himself with other like minded individuals.
In the past 3 1/2 years, I've received many positive messages from as far away as South Africa, and as nearby as my own hometown, from men that have used the book to build a men's ministry. I've had my book translated into three languages (that I know of) by a group of scholars at the Christian Communication Center in India. These are just a couple of the things that reinforce the fact that this book is a God-Thing. And even today, I am humbled by how God has used an average Joe like myself to turn something out that can have an impact around the globe.
About 3 months ago, I got an email out of the blue from this Bill guy in Virginia. He sent me a nice note thanking me for writing it, and went on to tell me that he had bought a ton of copies, and he loves to give them away to guys as he travels the country. I thanked Bill for being my "Johnny Appleseed", so to speak, and offered to buy him dinner should he ever be in my area. He said he'd take me up on it, but he also wanted to know if he could carbon copy me on the emails he sends out to his group of Warrior Men. I told him I'd love to be included, and shortly thereafter, started getting the emails.
After about a week or so of emails, I started to notice that what I thought was just a few guys getting together to study, was actually a growing, thriving Warrior Culture of hundreds of men that he is leading. That's when I was humbled, blown away, and wishing I lived closure to his hometown so I could be a part of it.
Today, I received a video link from Bill and I've posted it below. Bill is the dude waving the Warrior flag at the beginning and the speaker at the end. So, if you are struggling and don't think you have what it takes to build a powerful group of men to lock arms with and fight for your families, your church and the Kingdom, then watch this video: